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Actual thought I thought this morning:

"Is it possible to have a blond Van Dyke? I'm not sure."

(greyaenigma or leonardpart6, feel free to reply with a Spock-with-evil-Van Dyke icon...)

P.S. More profound (or at least less-un-profound) thoughts will follow later...

ETA: Continued not-profound thoughts I've actually thought today: "No, you CAN'T use 1337-speak in a hospital!" Hi. My mind must be in a weird place. (Weirder than my head? Maybe so!)

Additional ETA: I just typed the tea flavor "sweat." Sweat-flavored tea! Please let this NEVER HAPPEN IN THIS WORLD.


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Sep. 11th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
I can see no logical reason why one can't have a blond Van Dyke. Just check out Oliver Queen.
Sep. 11th, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
It's just that in my mind I can't picture a Van Dyke being blonde. I picture it like yours (thanks for the icon, by the way).

I've been misnaming my facial hair for awhile, too, it turns out: I now have what I guess technically would be a Van Dyke, except it's not sharp. I guess I think only something as pointed as Ming the Merciless's facial hair could be a Van Dyke. So I'd called it a goatee, but it turned out I was wrong about that.

I'll get this right! I swear!
Sep. 11th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
Sep. 11th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
Got it.

(I thought of responding just "Dude?")
Sep. 11th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
I've been misnaming too, although I think the terms have changed - what sources list as a Van Dyke, everyone I know just calls a goatee. A Van Dyke, to me, is just a pointy goatee.

But yes, blonde Van Dykes are possible. Consider them the "white hats" of the good guy/bad guy facial hair world.
Sep. 11th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
The people I know call it a goatee, too, so there's that potential confusiality.

Hey, in Peter David's Star Trek novel Imzadi, scenes set several decades after TNG's run show Wesley Crusher as a captain. David gave him a Van Dyke. I thought "Bad ass!" His probably would be dark. But in a good way!
Sep. 11th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
Yes! Finally, someone tries to set the record straight! For years it's been driving me crazy that everyone calls van dykes goatees. Aaaargh! I'm going to have to post this in my own LJ.
Sep. 11th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
Yes! chris_walsh: entertaining, informative. ;-)
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